Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl 2001 - VT

Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl 2001- Vendange Tardive

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Technical presentation

Bottling : September 2002
Acquired alcohol : 15.7°
Residual sugar : 77.0 g/l
Total acidity : 3.7 g/l H2SO4 (5.7 g/l Tartrique)
pH : 4.0
Yield : 32 hl/ha
Average age of vines : 31 years
Terroir : Clos Windsbuhl
Sweetness index : VT
Soil : Muschelkalk calcareous, South/South East facing

Description of the wine Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl 2001- Vendange Tardive

The Clos Windsbuhl in 2001 enjoyed a favourable climate for the development of noble rot, even in this grape variety. For the first time since we produce wine on this estate of Hunawihr, we were able to select some clusters significantly affected with noble rot, in order to produce this vendange tardive wine, that has in fact an almost SGN maturity. The ripeness was exceptional, but so was also the fermentation, transforming more sweetness and giving ore a VT style to this wine.

Tasting notes

01/2003 : Yellow straw colour. The nose, already very pen, reveals powerful aromas of roses, spices, fruit cake and honey. The mouth is very powerful, without being dominated by the high alcohol of this wine. The dry extract concentration brings a strong spicy character, almost tisane like. The balance of the sweetness/richness will make this wine age endlessly.